Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
30/03/2009
Date assigned
29/05/2009
Last edited
29/05/2009
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Grant Blashki MD MBBS FRACGP

ORCID ID

Contact details

Senior Research Fellow in Global Health
Nossal Institute for Global Health
The University of Melbourne
Level 5 Alan Gilbert Building
Victoria
Melbourne
3010
Australia

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Optimising allied health psychological treatments in primary health care: piloting a randomised controlled trial of social worker training in focused psychological strategies

Acronym

SWFPS

Study hypothesis

Social workers (SW) trained for skills in focused psychological treatments will show greater improvements in psychological skills than untrained SW, as rated on the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale (CTS).

Ethics approval

Behavioural and Social Sciences Human Ethics Sub-Committee approved on the 8th May 2009 (ref: 0830922)

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Mental health skills

Intervention

Social worker's names will be placed in an envelope and selected at random by the research co-ordinator, allocating them alternately to intervention (training group) or control group:

Intervention:
Face to face teaching sessions. Three 5-hour sessions involving role plays, and video examples facilitated by a mental health expert.

Control:
Training as usual. The control group are also offered the training (delivered in separate sessions to the intervention group) as incentive for participation.

Total duration of treatment (intervention group): three sessions of training held on consecutive Wednesdays 22/07/2009, 29/07/2009 and 05/08/2009
Total duration of follow-up: conducted on 12/08/2009, one week after the final training session

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Competence on standardised consultations video-taped and rated by two blind reviewers using the Cognitive Therapy Scale, measured on 22/07/2009 and 05/08/2009.

Secondary outcome measures

Confidence in FPS on pre- and post-surveys, measured 09/07/2009 and 16/07/2009 for the control group, and 17/07/2009 and 07/08/2009 for the intervention group.

Overall trial start date

01/01/2009

Overall trial end date

01/12/2009

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Registered Social Workers (adults over 18 years of age, either sex) in Victoria

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

28

Participant exclusion criteria

Non-Victorian Social Workers

Recruitment start date

01/01/2009

Recruitment end date

01/12/2009

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Australia

Trial participating centre

Senior Research Fellow in Global Health
Victoria, Melbourne
3010
Australia

Sponsor information

Organisation

The Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) (Australia)

Sponsor details

Building 62
The Australian National University
Canberra
0200
Australia

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.anu.edu.au/aphcri/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

The Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) (Australia)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes